Silicon Valley has a tendency to be mocked – there’s even an entire HBO comedy centered around the absurdities of living and working there.
But one Twitter user approached this subject in a new way: comparing the tech capital of the world to the former Soviet Union. Anton Troynikov created a Twitter thread on July 5 that quickly went viral over the weekend, making tongue-in-cheek comparisons between working for a tech giant like Tesla or Amazon and working in the USSR.
Things that happen in Silicon Valley and also the Soviet Union:
– waiting years to receive a car you ordered, to find that it's of poor workmanship and quality
– promises of colonizing the solar system while you toil in drudgery day in, day out
— Anton Troynikov (@atroyn) July 5, 2018
Here are some of the highlights:
‘Living five adults to a two room apartment’
‘Being told you are constructing utopia while the system crumbles around you’
“‘Totally not illegal taxi’ taxis by private citizens moonlighting to make ends meet”
‘Everything slaved to the needs of the military-industrial complex’
‘Failures are bizarrely upheld as triumphs’
‘Productivity largely falsified to satisfy appearance of sponsoring elites’
‘Elite power struggles result in massive collateral damage, sometimes purges’
‘The currency most people are talking about is fake and worthless’
‘Otherwise extremely intelligent people just turning the crank because it’s the only way to get ahead’
‘Henry Kissinger visits sometimes for some reason’
You can check out the full thread over on Twitter.
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